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Phoenicopterus roseus 6
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 8:11
Viewed: 2930
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Phoenicopterus roseus Pallas, 1811.
Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus (family Phoenicopteridae) is the largest species of flamingo averaging 110–150 cm (43–60 in) tall. It is also the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan and India), and southern Europe (including Spain, Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, and the Camargue region of France).
According Wikipedia Phoenicopterus roseus is closely related to the American Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo, with which it has sometimes been considered conspecific, but that treatment is now widely seen (e.g., by the American and British Ornithologists' Union) as incorrect and based on a lack of evidence.
Most of the plumage of Phoenicopterus roseus is pinkish-white, but the wing coverts are red and the primary and secondary flight feathers are black. The immature plumage is white with darker shaft-streaks and dark – tipped wing-covers.

In Cyprus Phoenicopterus roseus is a common passage migrant and a common winter visitor. Up to 10000 flamingos winter mainly at the two salt-lakes of the island (Akrotiri and Larnaka).

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-10 8:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb photo of this Greater Flamingo in splendid colours with a perfect white balance. Fantastic sharpness, details and DOF. Another beauty!

A beautiful bird perfectly photographed.
Excellent detail and exposure. Nicely shown against the blue background. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos.
Grande scatto di questo fenicottero,stupendi colori ,grande nitidezza con notevoli particolari ,ottima la composizione ,(un peccato che non si veda il riflesso intero nell’acqua) veramente complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Christodoulos, fascinating famingo in lovely pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
what a nice flamingo! Beautiful colours. Great composition as usually. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
Very graceful bird.
Excellent lighting and rich colors.
Nicely cropped, excellent composition,

when will they start nesting in Cyprus ?
In S Israel there was an attempt to nest, great colours, TFS Ori

Pretty in Pink! Very nice close-up of the fancy flamingo. Well done. :)

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic portrait of the Greater Flamingo taken from an excellent point of view with superb sharpness and marvellous colours, very well done
Have a good weekend

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-02-10 12:51]

superb capture!

Today an elegant pink from your archive,Christodoulos
excellent capture

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent photo of Flamingo. Lovely pose and the image is crystal clear. Very well done.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-10 19:12]

Hello Christodoulos!
A super nice pic showing this lovely flamingo.Great job with great shatpness and beautiful natural colors.Well done!TFS
Nice w-end!

Hello Christodoulos,
A very nice capture of beautiful bird. Amazing details and sharpness,lovely natural colors and exceptional clarity.
It is a outstanding photo taken from a nice low POV.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-11 4:18]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent colours and sharpness details.
Beautiful portrait.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Christodoulos. Fabolouse taken MF! Beautiful natural colours and very good light. Detail and sharp perfect, as usual.



Hello Christodoulos,
Great portrait of this image. Excellent sharp details, vivid colours, good composition and very nice contrasting BG. Well done!
Best regards Paolo

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful capture of this flamingo.Wonderful colors and great sharpness.Beautiful composition and contrast.
Thank You
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-11 8:09]

A fine capture Christodoulos!
Not easy to get close enough with a 400mm lens to take such a shot. This Greater Flamingo was captured in a fine pose, from a great POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours against the contrasting water BG in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-11 12:44]

Hello Christodoulos,
very nice photo,superb composition and pov, great sharpness and nice detail. beautiful colors.Best regards Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-11 13:59]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Excellent capture ..
Lovely Greater Flamingo with natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness.
have a nice weekend,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of this elegant bird,
fine POV, beautiful light coming on the bird,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-12 1:55]

Hello Christodoulos ,
lovely big bird in exciting blue background and excellent sharpness.
Well seen in a lively gesture and shapes.


απολαυστικής ποιότητας φωτογραφία, απόλυτα χρώματα, μπράβο Χριστόδουλε!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-02-12 4:09]

A beautiful specimen, captured very well a very nice pose.

Well done!


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-12 8:53]

Hi Chris!
I have never seen this bird: it must be very nice, really.
Excellent portrait, my friend. Nice lighting and perfect white balance.
Great contrast against the blue sea as BG.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Christodoulos,
this not fair, I was in Larnaca yesterday, down by the Salt Lake try to take some picture of the flamingos before they leave.
Never got this close, the pink bird was miles out in the lake, I´m jealous. :-)
This is a great picture, with perfect sharpness and tons of details.
It's also well exposed with accurate white balance and beautiful natural colours.
Great work, mf.

Have a great Weekend

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